DR Legal News explains License Act changes, case studies and more

Get a summary of numerous changes to the Real Estate License Act negotiated by the Illinois REALTORS® advocacy team during the spring legislative session.

In the July edition of Designated REALTOR® Legal News, Jeffrey T. Baker, of Sorling Northrup Attorneys explains the enhancements in:

  • continuing education,
  • leasing agent rules,
  • investigation disclosures and
  • elimination of the advisory council.

Also included in the DR Legal News are stories about copyright issues, seven legal case studies, real estate disciplines and testimony by Director of Legislative and Political Affairs Julie Sullivan before the Committee of the Whole in the Illinois House.

Read the July DR Legal News.

Challenge of Chicago’s Shared Housing Ordinance one of 5 legal case studies


Illinois REALTORS® can learn from the analysis of five legal case studies, including a failed challenge to Chicago’s Shared Housing Ordinance.

Lisa Harms Hartzler, Sorling Northrup Attorneys, provides the analysis of all five cases in the May issue of Designated REALTOR® Legal News.

In the case regarding the Shared Housing Ordinance, federal court declined to issue a preliminary injunction against Chicago’s ordinance because plaintiffs (Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway and city residents) failed to show their First Amendment free speech rights were violated and that the ordinance was void for vagueness under the Due Process Clause, wrote Hartzler.

For more information on the case studies, real estate disciplines and information about non-real estate business sales, read the May DR Legal News.